“We want to build a sports community in which LGBTIQ+ players and fans feel safe, respected and included – anytime, anywhere.”
The award was given to researcher Erik Denison, who implemented a research-driven program designed to end the use of homophobic language in sport.
“I was [originally] trying to fit into a world I was never going to fit into – a long time ago I was advised to act like a man to get promoted.”
The research coincides with the unveiling of the ‘Signs of Love’ sculpture, which points to all 123 Oxford Streets around the country, including seven Mardi Gras-themed signposts in regional areas.
Mental Health Australia was established in 1997 as Australia’s first independent, national peak body to represent the interests of the mental health sector.